Chemicals – on our SKIN!!

My latest guest post is up at Surviving the Stores!

Powerful enough to melt plastic, your mosquito repellent is a neurotoxin! Duke University Medical Center pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia says that exposure to DEET causes neurons to die in several parts of your brain, including areas that control muscle movement, memory, concentration, and learning. Rats exposed to DEET in the lab had trouble walking!

We all hate mosquito bites, and a bite, in some areas of the world, can lead to serious disease and even death. Thankfully, we have natural alternatives to DEET that are proven to be even more effective!

Read more about this and other toxic chemicals hidden in our body care products!